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Uganda to build new $1.5 million substation

7/19/2021 EABW News

Ugandan utility Umeme has announced plans to build a new 20 MA substation.

The 20MVA Substation is to be constructed in Nakasamba, Entebbe.

Mr. Johnson Okochi, Umeme’s Projects Investment Manager, while speaking at the site handover and ground-breaking ceremony said.

“This project will take 5 months to complete and will cost a total investment of $1.5 million.”

Adding, “All the critical equipment needed for the construction of the 20MVA is already in the country. Once complete, the investment will serve the National Water plant and the Entebbe township.

“This will go a long way in guaranteeing more stable power since we recently upgraded our systems with higher capacity & more efficient water pumps.”

The utility company has invested in 69 Substations and built over 44,000km of Medium and low Voltage network, installed 14,014 distribution transformers including 1.5 million metering points.